Olympic chance for Matt after he bags TV role

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Scarborough dance star Matt Flint is paying a flying visit to Scarborough - before taking on a TV role presenting gymnastics during the Olympic Games.

Matt, who shot to fame after winning the BBC show “So You Think You Can Dance”, will be in Scarborough next Thursday, July 26, to officially open his auntie’s shop Stage Struck, which has moved to Huntriss Row from Bar Street.

He will be there at 1pm and everyone is welcome to come along to the event.

Matt said: “I’m just back for a few days for a bit of a break. I’m really glad to be opening the shop at its new premises.

“It’s the family business and it’s great to be able to do that for them.”

Matt has been busy working on a number of projects, including choreography for Allstars 3D, a film from the makers of Streetdance.

He has also been in 42nd Street at Drury Lane, which he has thoroughly enjoyed.

In the coming weeks, Matt will be among the team of gymnastics presenters at the Olympic Games.

He explained how the opportunity had come about, saying: “A producer approached me after So You Think You Can Dance - I think they just liked me on screen.

“I’m feeling a bit nervous, but I’m really looking forward to it.”

Matt is no stranger to presenting sport, having hosted football qualifiers in the past.

Though he has never trained as a gymnast, Matt believes he landed the role because producers wanted someone who would explain things in plain English, avoiding too much tecnical jargon.

He said: “It will certainly be something very different. And to be presenting the Olympics in your home country is just amazing.”

Matt is also gearing up to do choreography for Strictly Come Dancing this year, which will be at Wembley Arena for the final. He has also set up his own dance competition, which has been a massive success in the Midlands and will be coming to the Scarborough area next year.